Pylos

4.8
885 Reviews
$31 to $50
Greek
PYLOS honors the breadth of traditional Greek cuisine by bringing fresh, wholesome cooking from all regions of Greece to an elegant, contemporary and comfortable setting in the East Village.

Our Name

Among the ruins of ancient Greece were items such as clay pots that revealed many clues to daily Hellenic life. PYLOS (pronounced Pee-'los) - the root word that includes things of clay - celebrates these prosaic artifacts we now recognize as great art.

*Pylos Restaurant now offers outdoor dining that is covered and heated.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 885 people are saying
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CecileC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection, great food, very nice

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Rebeca
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pylos is one of my favourite places for dinner. The food is always outstanding and always a good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service1ambience4

As always the food was wonderful. However, the attitude of server was not pleasant and I had to expend too much energy to politely and gracefully establish how I and my party were to be treated. It was an unfortunate and unnecessary aspect of the evening that was very slightly offset by the delicious dishes.

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AndreasV
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service, a great slightly modern take on Greek food!!!

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vipKARENP
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place...great atmosphere, service. Food- all outstanding! This has become my new favorite Greek spot in the city!

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vipKaoriM
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After ordered a bottle of wine, they did not rush for ordering everything at once. We enjoyed sipping wine and when the time we were ready to order apps, they did not ask for order everything (including mains) at once. Which we truly appreciated by not being rushed at all. Always enjoy their food and very European easy going ambient.

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Gail
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so nice to be back at my favorite Greek restaurant, Pylos, after a year away due to Covid. The place is a dining oasis, with delicious food, gracious service and the most calming and beautiful Mediterranean decor of any place in the city. Their Pastitsio is sublime. Highly recommended.

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vipDebi
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Inventive dishes and friendly wait staff

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vipLawrenceS
London
12 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Starters were excellent. Terrific traditional dips & salad & house meatballs. Service was excellent & nice ambience. Good wine list

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vipFlash
New York Area
134 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This East Village gem is worth a visit - in my case, many a return visit. Delicious across the board. Lovely presentation. Attentive and helpful wait staff. Fabulous salads. Excellent tarama. The pita wedges are really warm! Killer baby lamb chops. Gorgeous shrimp. Make a reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would definitely come back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Horrible management!

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RebeccaW
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was delicious, the wine selection was fabulous, and the ambience was lovely. We will be back time and time again.

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DanF
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and experience were very much like our experiences in Greece. Everything we ate was incredibly fresh. Greek salad and dolmatos were outstanding and of course both the fish and lamb very tasty. It’s hard to find such a good selection of Greek wines in the US. Don’t let the abundance of youthful bars in the area deter you from this island of fine hospitality

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vipBrittanyH
Nashville
19 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best, authentic Greek food I have had since I went to the Greek islands. Food, wine and service were impeccable. A bit of a splurge if you are on a budget, but completely 100% worth it! Have already recommended it to friends.

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SamP
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and reasonably priced. All of the appetizers were very authentic and the fish main entree was cooked to perfection. Our waiter was from Greece and he did an excellent job of providing recommendations from the wine to the right pairing of appetizers. Great dining experience!

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KaitlynR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot! Waiters super greek so you know it’s authentic food but very nice and easy to understand! Ambiance was great for date or going out with a gf for drinks & dinner. Food was delicious!

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PatH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We asked the waiter for suggestions, and we couldn't have done better. The tomato cream and ouzo sauce on the shrimp appetizer was heavenly, the pistachio crusted bass was really succulent and the pistachios added the perfect texture, and the phyllo Napoleon with cherry mousse made us think Napoleon wasn't such a bad guy after all.

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vipChristineV
Austria
6 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

one of the best greek restaurants I’ve ever been to! the lamb is phenomenal and also make sure to order to Greek yoghurt with honey and walnuts for dessert - soooooo good!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I came here with my family for Mother’s Day. Everything was great! The lamb chops and branzino fish is great!

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NYMama
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love Pylos. One complaint: we were three but they squeezed us into a table for two, and so all our plates didn’t really fit and they made us move things around so they would when they could have given us a larger table. The food was delicious and the service was very good but being crammed into a too-small table detracted a bit from our evening.

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StefanoD
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, it was EXCELLENT!
Ambience, service, food. It was a joy to bet back after too many months!

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GeorgeZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff was prompt without being obtrusive or hovering. There were three of us, and we all ordered something different. The food was timely, sizzling, and flavorful. We would go back there again at any time. Parking garage on 9th street was convenient.

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vipngmuipai
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I have been coming to Pylos for many years--celebrated our tenth anniversary there a dozen years ago--and I am constantly astonished at how well the level of excellence has been maintained over such a long time. From the pillowy pita, to the heavenly artichoke moussaka, to the keftedakia that are the lightest I've ever had...and of course the kolokythakia, the thinnest possible slices of eggplant and zucchini, with the crispiest possible coating, and not a single discernible drop of oil. Carry on, sas parakalo.

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vipDonC
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Greek food. Great quality , not too expensive

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AndrewH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will be back soon. Such a great expérience. Food is almost remarkable. Leave it to the Greeks and their Gods. We are believers. Thank zou Pylos. See you very soon: and we are brining friends!!! :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Food was totally unremarkable and not enjoyable. Cheese “dip” was solid and dry. Greek salad had excessively large chunks of vegetables, was 90% tomatoes, and was somewhat bland. Octopus was overcooked. Pita was good and hot. Digital Menu was hard to navigate and understand bc of non-English titles, small text in descriptions, and unclear ordering of menu sections (eg starting with comfort food instead of appetizers).

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vipNeighborhoodFoodie
London
70 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner!

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Adriana
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing!! Best was the desserts and the pistachio-crusted bass! A must go!

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BobM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was very good! Food was also very good, a little pricey but good, The COVID protections take away a little from ambiance! The street facade leaves a lot to be desired and can be missed if you’re walking buy quickly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Service was spotty and somewhat truculent.

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vipAlex
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, i have been going for years, and its always consistent and reliable!

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viplovelydiner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Delicious food as always. Pretty crowded but it was a Saturday night.

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SaraiR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Pylos, it's consistently delicious! I went for my birthday after two years and it was as delicious as that first time. Our server was very nice and attentive, and the area for outdoor dining is well designed, pretty and comfortable. 5 stars from me, can't wait to be back in the future! :)

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vipKaySte
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Obsessed. New favorite place

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vipLorenzo
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Delicious food and excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and unique experience. Plus a lovely area to walk around in after your meal. Would recommend to everyone.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Very poor service and very rude staff and management. Too bad because the food is good, though over priced. Also, seemingly no concerns regarding health of the customers as they make everyone wait in a crowded vestibule while tables run 30-45 mins late. Appreciate that running a restaurant is challenging these days, but no need to take it out on the customers who are trying to support you!

Pylos
Responded on April 5, 2021

Anonymous, Your reservation was for 7:00PM. You arrive at the location at 7:03 and we provided you with your table. You did not like the table and you opted out to wait for the next one. At 7:12PM you decided to leave the premises, therefore you never actually dined in the restaurant. As far as Covid violations we have been inspected by the health department and we fulfill all requirements to keep operating our business. Your review is full of misleading information and malicious intentions.

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vipLauren
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding and authentic greek cuisine in a charming venue and at a very reasonable price point. Pylos is a neighborhood gem and go-to spot in the East Village. It also offers a lot of options for those with dietary restrictions. Something delicious for everyone!

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vipCarolynP
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good. Really good. Authentic and consistent. Highly recommend.

FAQs

Pylos does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats.

Pylos is rated 4.8 stars by 885 OpenTable diners.

Pylos does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://pylosrestaurant.com/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.